Up On Our Rooftop–July 29, 2015

 

Now that it’s late July, we have lots of herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables growing up on our roof.

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Here’s the view looking toward Butler Street.

The beans that are growing on those trellises are going to be a fun surprise!

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We’ve planted lots of colorful hanging baskets for the railings.

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Here’s “Jay’s rose” which he tends to faithfully!

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Our eggplant plant has started to produce fruit.

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So have the pepper plants.

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The carrots are also growing well, along with some red sunflowers!

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We’ve been picking zucchini.

We made zucchini bread, and we’ll be making zucchini fries in a few days.

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We planted quite a few tomato plants.

These golden nugget tomatoes are ready to eat!

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The celery seedlings were donated by our friends Ed and Betsey.

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The view looking toward Hanson Street includes chit chat gladiolas, zinnias, onions, tomatoes, very large sunflowers, and lots of other plants tucked in.

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The pink and red flowers catch the eye!

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We’re trying a few of these new “perfect tomato cages” this year.

Their adjustable, easy to assemble and won’t take up much winter storage space.

So far, so good!

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Barbara really enjoyed photographing the beautiful gladiolas!

Stay tuned!

Theres more summer gardening adventures to come!

 

 

Photo Credits to Barbara C and Jay

 

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What’s Happening in Our Rooftop Garden

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This morning we spent a few minutes taking photos of our garden on the roof.

It’s been a very cold spring but things are starting to grow  up there!

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We have eggplant. Someone wondered if anyone likes eggplant?

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This is a new knock-out rosebush that we just planted after loosing last year’s to the rough winter.

Peggy says “I like that rose!”

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A few sunflowers grew from last year’s plants…

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and the sweet peas and beans are coming along nicely.

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We have lots of chamomile this  year. The flowers were closed because it was raining.

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The gang in room one planted four deck railing containers with geraniums, spike and vinca vine.

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The lovage is blooming.

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We grew  cucumber plants from small seeds.

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Barbara says that “the sweet potatoes are beautiful!”

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Onions, also grown from seed, are settling in.

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The tomatoes are growing very slowly.

Tomatoes like hot weather and it’s been cold.

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The asiatic lilies are almost blooming!

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We’ve had good luck with the zucchini so far.

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Zach planted these petunias and a little bit of coreopsis that came back from last year.

Soon this planter will be full of blooms!

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and the gladiolas will be blooming too!

There’s lots more to come! Our gardeners are busy here at Bass River, Inc!

Text and photos by Peggy, Barbara C and Michele

 

Up On the Roof— May 30, 2014

We’ve been spending lots of time up on the roof again.

Today Barbara and Michele took pictures to show everyone what we’ve been up to.

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The strawberries are growing.

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Everyone is eating the chives again.

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Peas are climbing the trellis with peppers in front of them, along with little pincushion zinnias.

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We grew our brandywine heirloom tomatoes from seed.

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Along with super beefsteak tomatoes, and several other varieties.

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Staff person Kathy O’Brien brought in a pumpkin that she’s had hanging around since last year.

We buried in the garden and now we’re watching to see if  a new pumpkin plant will grow out of it.

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Our pond is back! We hope to add fish next week if the water gets warmer.

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We planted a salsa garden that contains tomatillos, peppers, tomatoes and cilantro.

Everything we need to make salsa!

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The new knockout rose bush is settling in and getting ready to bloom soon.

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Here’s the view across the roof today.

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We still have seedlings to find spaces for!

There’s lots of work ahead for us!

Post by,  Barbara and Michele